Quarter 3 Practice Assessment

38 Questions
Quarter 3 Practice Assessment

Use this practice assessment to see if you are prepared to take the actual assessment on Tuesday the 26th.

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Acid rain wearing away the face of a statue is an example of

Erosion

Physical weathering

Chemical weathering

Deposition

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  • 1. 
    Acid rain wearing away the face of a statue is an example of
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Physical weathering

    • C. 

      Chemical weathering

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 2. 
    A nail rusting would be an example of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Physical weathering

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Acid attack

  • 3. 
    A round smooth rock was most likely formed by
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      A glacier

    • C. 

      Flowing water

    • D. 

      Acid rain

  • 4. 
    Tree roots cracking the sidewalk are an example of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Organic weathering

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 5. 
    Cracks in your driveway that form after freezing and thawing are likely the result of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • D. 

      Acid deposition

  • 6. 
    Solar power is renewable because
    • A. 

      It is a free resource

    • B. 

      There is a limited amount and we could run out

    • C. 

      It does not pollute

    • D. 

      We will never run out of it

  • 7. 
    Sediment settling on the bottom of a river would be an example of
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Compaction

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 8. 
    Sediment being carried to a new location would be an example of
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Compaction

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 9. 
    Petroleum is a nonrenewable resource because
    • A. 

      There is a limited amount and we could run out

    • B. 

      We are using it slower than it is being made

    • C. 

      It pollutes the environment

    • D. 

      It costs money to use

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Nuclear power

    • B. 

      Geothermal

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Solar Power

  • 11. 
    Recycle means
    • A. 

      To find new uses for a product

    • B. 

      To remake a product into a new one

    • C. 

      To limit your use of a product

    • D. 

      To make a product into energy

  • 12. 
    Forests are a renewable resource because
    • A. 

      They are unlimited and we can never run out of them

    • B. 

      If we manage them properly we will not run out of them

    • C. 

      They are free to use

    • D. 

      They help the environment

  • 13. 
    The Marquart village sits at the bottom of a large hill.  Most of the people either work at a local factory that makes plastic toys or for a lumber company that is cutting down the trees on the local hills.  A recent landslide just covered half the village, what is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      The pollution from the factory caused the rocks of the hill to weaken

    • B. 

      The factory's noise and rumbling caused the rocks and sediment to loosen

    • C. 

      The clearing of trees caused the sediment and rocks to loosen

    • D. 

      There is no way of knowing what caused the landslide

  • 14. 
    Climate is determined by
    • A. 

      Temperature and elevation

    • B. 

      Wind and precipitation

    • C. 

      Temperature and precipitation

    • D. 

      Wind and temperature

  • 15. 
    El Niño is caused by
    • A. 

      The western Atlantic ocean getting warmer

    • B. 

      The ice sheets of the arctic melting

    • C. 

      A cold ocean current from the Pacific

    • D. 

      The eastern Pacific ocean getting warmer

  • 16. 
    What is  the term used to describe the process that takes place after mining when the land is made useful again, usually by planting grass and other vegetation
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Recycling

    • C. 

      Reclamation

    • D. 

      Clearing

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Greenhouse gases

    • B. 

      The Gulf Stream

    • C. 

      El Nino

    • D. 

      Carbon monoxide

  • 18. 
    Global warming is known to cause
    • A. 

      Glaciers to get larger

    • B. 

      Sea level to rise

    • C. 

      Droughts to happen in Maryland

    • D. 

      Mountains to get less snow

  • 19. 
    A car heating up on a sunny day is caused by
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse gases

    • C. 

      El Nino

    • D. 

      The greenhouse effect

  • 20. 
    Mountains affect climate by causing
    • A. 

      One side to be wet and one side to be dry

    • B. 

      Both sides to be wet

    • C. 

      Both sides to be dry

    • D. 

      Both sides colder than they would be otherwise

  • 21. 
    Florida has a different climate than Alaska because of
    • A. 

      The location of mountains

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Altitude

    • D. 

      Longitude

  • 22. 
    Stormwater from Baltimore would
    • A. 

      Hurt the Chesapeake Bay

    • B. 

      Only hurt Baltimore

    • C. 

      Not harm the environment because of new laws

    • D. 

      Hurt only the Potomac river

  • 23. 
    Clearing is when
    • A. 

      Forests are removed for coal mining

    • B. 

      Bare land is covered with plants and grasses after mining

    • C. 

      Rubble is dumped in a valley after mining

    • D. 

      Explosives are used to dislodge rock on the mountain before mining

  • 24. 
    What is a watershed?
    • A. 

      A place where water is stored so it does not get polluted

    • B. 

      An area of land that is wet all or part of the year

    • C. 

      A large body of water

    • D. 

      An area of land that is drained to the same location

  • 25. 
    Forests are important for the bay's health because
    • A. 

      They provide a home for deer

    • B. 

      They help soak up pollution and excess nutrients

    • C. 

      They are a great place to hike

    • D. 

      They destroy litter

  • 26. 
    Deforestation is bad because
    • A. 

      Trees provide oxygen for us to breath

    • B. 

      Trees soak up C02 which is a greenhouse gas

    • C. 

      Tree roots hold down soil and prevent mass movement

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 27. 
    Nutrients are important to help plants and animals grow and develop.  Nitrogen and Phosphorus are two nutrients that enter the Bay through human actions such as applying fertilizers, using household cleaners and raising farm animals.  What do these nutrients do to the Bay?
    • A. 

      They help bay grasses grow that provide habitat to plants and animals.

    • B. 

      They cause algae to grow that causes dead zones.

    • C. 

      They cause mutations in fish and other animals.

    • D. 

      They cause invasive species to kill local plants and animals.

  • 28. 
    Droughts in Australia and floods in South America are caused by
    • A. 

      El Nino

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Pollution

    • D. 

      The ozone layer's hole

  • 29. 
    Trees that are tilted on a hill are this way because of
    • A. 

      Creep

    • B. 

      Slump

    • C. 

      Landslides

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 30. 
    In this image we, in the northern hemisphere, would be experiencing what season?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 31. 
    Can we run out of fossil fuels
    • A. 

      Yes, because they are being remade very slowly

    • B. 

      No, because they are constantly being remade

    • C. 

      Yes, because no more are being made

    • D. 

      No, because humans can make more of them

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      A glacier

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Gravity

  • 33. 
    Fossil fuels are formed from
    • A. 

      Volcanic eruptions

    • B. 

      The hardening of desert sand

    • C. 

      The heat from inside the core

    • D. 

      Ancient plants and animals

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Renewable

    • B. 

      Nonrenewable

    • C. 

      We use the same amount of both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 35. 
    Physical weathering is when material is
    • A. 

      Carried away

    • B. 

      Broken down by chemical means

    • C. 

      Broken down by mechanical means

    • D. 

      Placed in a new location

  • 36. 
    The steepest angle at which material no longer moves downhill is called:
    • A. 

      Mass movement

    • B. 

      The angle of repose

    • C. 

      Creep

    • D. 

      Weathering

    • E. 

      The angle of resistance

  • 37. 
    The process that takes place after mining when dirt and rock are dumped in to a valley is called:
    • A. 

      Valley fills

    • B. 

      Clearing

    • C. 

      Reclamation

    • D. 

      Dump fills

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Snow fall

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Gravity